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Sonya Lorenson Tien

Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 2 years
    North Carolina - NC 11 years
    New York - NY 12 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2021
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Sonya received her law degree from Columbia University, and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and was a Pro Bono Honoree. Sonya received her business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School, and earned seventeen undergraduate scholarships.

Before founding Tien Law Firm, Sonya practiced law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP with a focus on complex litigation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, and white collar defense and investigations. Her clients have included, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs Asia, Barclays, Oppenheimer, Tishman Speyer, Catalent, and CBRE. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and her articles have been published in the Wall Street Lawyer and Practising Law Institute.

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Tien Law Firm - Raleigh Location
5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, 27606
Tien Law Firm - Los Angeles Location
12100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Tien Law Firm - New York Location
42 Broadway
Suite 12-146
New York, NY, 10004
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Posted by Thomas Lam, MCITP | February 17, 2015
One of the best attorney I have encountered, highly recommended
Ms. Tien is a great personal injury attorney, who wants the best for her clients. She is caring, talented, and diligent. She greatly exceeded our expectations.
Posted by Joseph | September 17, 2014
Sonya Tien
Sonya Tien helped me by working with multiple insurance companies, doctors and others after being hit from behind in a multiple car accident. She kept me informed, showed great Concern for my injuries and dealt With a situationist which I had no previous experience. I highly recommend her. Joseph L.
Posted by Dawn G. | February 24, 2014
Excellent Personal Injury Attorney!!!
I sustained a concussion when I was visiting a hotel and a window fell down and struck me in the head. After the injury, the insurance company gave me a really hard time. I contacted Ms. Tien to represent me. In a short while, I received a settlement check from the insurance company that I was very happy with. Ms. Tien was professional and very effective. She made the process simple for me because I had never been involved in any accidents. If it was't for Ms. Tien, I do not think I would have received any compensation for my injury, medical bills and loss wages. I am a very pleased client and I highly recommend Tien Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2013
Excellent Attorney! Highly Recomemmended!
Mrs. Tien is very efficient. She does not treat her clients like a number and gives great attention to each case. Very pleased client!!! Highly recommend Sonya Tien!


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Tien Law Firm, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Chambers of Magistrate Judge George H. Lowe
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Financial Services Intern
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • Columbia Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2011
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
  • 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2022
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.Com
  • 2021
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.Com
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.Com
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Honoree
  • Columbia Law School
  • 2011
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Law School
  • 2011
  • Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship
  • Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh
  • N/A
  • John Q. Gant Scholarship
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • N/A
  • Lois Fisher Scholarship
  • Women's Club of Raleigh
  • N/A
  • Hugh Morson Trust Scholarship
  • Hugh Morson Trust Scholarship Fund
  • N/A
  • Burger King McLamore Scholarship
  • Burger King Scholars Program
  • N/A
  • Dana Marie Youmans Scholarship
  • Dana Marie Youmans Foundation
  • N/A
  • Braxton Barrett Business Scholarship
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • N/A
  • Home Builders Association Scholarship
  • Home Builders Association
  • N/A
  • Community Service Scholarship
  • Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors
  • N/A
  • Hannah Keith Scholarship of Merit Award
  • Hannah Keith Scholarship Fund
  • N/A
  • Harriet Bryant Webster Scholarship
  • Harriet Bryant Webster Task Force
  • N/A
  • Personal Best Scholarship
  • Family Circle Cup & L'oréal
  • N/A
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
  • Raleigh Jaycees
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • N/A
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  • Wall Street Lawyer
  • SEC Cooperation Update: 2012 Year-End Review
  • 2013
  • Fried Frank
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Fried Frank in NYC
  • Disclose Requirements after Receipt of a Wells Notice from the SEC
  • 2012
  • Fried Frank in NYC
  • Executive Compensation: How to Draft an Employment Agreement
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (20)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya Tien is a great advocate and I endorse this lawyer 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya is very professional in court and it is evident that she had a passion for her clients. She is incredibly knowledgeable and well spoken. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sonya is a highly capable and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sonya is a highly effective attorney. I hold here skills and knowledge in the highest regard."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a highly capable attorney and I highly recommend her."
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Raleigh Lawyer Sonya Lorenson Tien
Sonya Lorenson Tien
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 12 years